Pedro Benevides

Postdoctoral Fellow


Instituto Dom Luiz
Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa
Campo Grande, Edf. C8, Piso 1, Sala 8.1.51
1749-016 Lisboa

Areas of Scientific activity

GNSS meteorology, 3D tomography, InSAR, weather dynamics, remote sensing, mapping and GIS applications, neural networks


Pedro Benevides received his Ph.D. degree in Geographic Engineering from the University of Lisbon in 2016. He is currently working at Instituto Dom Luiz under Pedro Miranda and João Catalão supervision. The main research of his work is related to the water vapor studies of the atmosphere through tomography techniques using global navigation satellite system data with auxiliary meteorological and remote sensing datasets.

He has been integrated as team member in several national research projects including; “Maprisk” at University of Lisbon, “Deti” at Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC), “Fireland” at Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA), “Smog” at University of Lisbon and “IPSentinel” at Direção-Geral do Território (DGT). He also collaborated in international projects namely Desertwatch-extension (ESA funding) at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) and SBISCAM (FCT and Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche funding), where he performed a short-term stay in Bari, Italy.


  • 2016: Ph.D. Geophysical Sciences and Geoinformation, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon
  • 2009: MSc Geographic Engineering, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon
  • 2007: BSc Geographic Engineering, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon

Awards and honors

  • Student travel award for ESA Living Planet Symposium (2016)
  • Best student paper presentation at SPIE's Remote Sensing (2015)